MY STORY, OUR STORIES

Then and Now - Tales from Orange’s Migrant/Refugee Community

OPENING 6PM FRI OCT 14 2016

Show Runs to October 29

THIS EXHIBITION IS NOW CLOSED

Good Eddy and Ludlow Creative Space are happy to announce this exhibition documenting a wonderful project. This is an ORANGE YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL initiative in collaborative partnership with the Orange Culture Hub and Orange Migrant Services. The exhibition showcases the portraiture of members from the Orange community, captured by photographer Jack Chauvel, while relating their stories to Year 9 History Class 2015 of the Canobolas Rural Technology High School.

This project provides an avenue for people from a wide diversity of cultural backgrounds to share their stories with a wider audience. 
“My Story, Our Stories” is inclusive of all cultures, and offers a wonderful vehicle for developing awareness around the origins and experiences of residents living in the Orange community.
What is my story? What are our stories? Such questions provide us with a unique window into the diverse world of communities that form the foundation of our city’s cultural heritage, hence its identity. They help to strengthen cross-cultural awareness, promote harmony, respect, understanding and empathy within our community.  
The project encourages school students and young people in general, to engage in the process of story collection. In 2015, twenty-five people from different cultural backgrounds visited the Canobolas Rural Technology High School to have their portrait taken and be interviewed by year 9 students. The resulting stories and images are to be presented as a public exhibition during the Orange Youth Arts Festival. The “My Story, Our Stories” project will continue working towards the development of a substantial cultural archive; a public record of the richness and diversity of cultures in Orange and the Central West.  

-  Vince Lovecchio, Orange Youth Arts Festival